Senior Digital Development Advisor

  • Full Time
  • Lusaka, Zambia
  • FSN-12 equivalent to basic rate of ZMW 512,315.00 – ZMW 819,707.00 per year, plus other benefits ZMW / Year ZMK / Month

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In line with USAID’s Digital Strategy, the USAID Development Program Specialist (Digital Development), or Digital Development Advisor (DDA), will enable USAID/Zambia to better harness the local digital ecosystem for more effective and efficient development and humanitarian assistance programming. The DDA will be responsible for implementing the Agency’s Digital Strategy in support of the Mission by applying their skills and expertise to (1) guide Mission programming in the responsible use of digital tools and approaches and (2) support the growth of an open, inclusive, and secure local digital ecosystem. This requires considering the Mission’s portfolio as a whole and providing broad and strategic support as well as detailed, technical support in response to Mission needs.

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)’s Digital Strategy helps ensure that digital investments are integrated into the host-country’s broader digital ecosystem and contributes to the country’s sustainable development. It also outlines new tools and resources that empower staff and streamline processes to accelerate development impact

Open to:

This is a Cooperating Country National (“CCN”) position. CCN means an individual who is a Zambian citizen, or a non-Zambian citizen lawfully admitted for permanent residence in the cooperating country.

Who we are:

The U.S. Agency for International Development is the world’s premier international development agency and a catalytic actor driving development results. We are a diverse organization with colleagues from over 5 countries. By joining us in the city of Lusaka, you will work in a unique, highly rewarding, and international work environment. We truly value diversity and inclusion and want to reflect the world we serve. We want the best people to work for us in an inclusive environment so welcome applications from all qualified candidates.

What USAID offers:

We want your time at USAID to be a rewarding and career-enriching experience. We offer an agile and flexible working environment with hybrid working opportunities including home office (where applicable). To support our international applicants, we offer relocation support that extends to your dependent family members. In addition, thanks to our ongoing commitment to diversity and inclusion, we offer a competitive compensation and benefits package, including support for working families including education allowances (where applicable). Finally, we offer a genuinely unique international working environment, which will give you exposure to the international development and the opportunity to collaborate with passionate experts from all over the world.

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